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Friday, October 10, 2008
Scott Murrays Apply Within


Stretching is one of Levi LaVallee's favorite pastimes.
Remember that moto X dude from two summers ago who earned a last-minute trip to X Games after circulating a Sasquatch-sighting-esque video of himself pulling a double backflip? He broke himself trying to land it that first year, but whatev. He's huge in Europe these days.

Anyway, sled riders today—those interested in being considered for the 2009 Winter X Games, anyway—are being asked to submit their own personal Scott Murray vids. The first wave of X Games snowmobile invitations went out this week, and at this point only four riders are in. Joe Duncan, of 357 Inc., the snowmobile sport organizer, says more selections will be announced within the week.

Levi LaVallee, who earned an auto-berth with his double gold performance last year, is the only athlete named to the freestyle events, so far. The press release from Duncan:

Snocross, 24 athletes
Tucker Hibbert
Blair Morgan
Levi LaVallee
Steve Taylor

Due to Blair Morgan's situation, Robbie Malinoski, Blair's teammate and great friend, will be filling that position at this time. Blair Morgan, an icon in our sport and multiple gold medalist will always have a spot at the Winter X Games. ... Another ten athletes will be selected by Oct. 15 and the remaining athletes will be selected by Dec. 22.

Freestyle, 10 athletes
Levi LaVallee

Another four athletes will be selected by Oct. 15 and the remaining athletes will be selected by Dec. 22.

Speed & Style, 8 athletes
Levi LaVallee

Another three athletes will be selected by Oct. 15 and the remaining athletes will be selected by Dec. 22.

[SCOTT MURRAYS APPLY HERE]
Any Snocross athlete in the world that considers themselves a candidate as a Winter X Games athlete must send in a resume by Nov. 15 to their manufactur's race director and/or JoeDuncan357@gmail.com to be considered by the selection committee. Please only pro athletes.

Any Freestyle or Speed & Style athlete must submit a resume with pictures and video footage, or link to video footage, to JoeDuncan357@gmail.com. Any questions or comments please email me.

Thank you,
Joe Duncan
Sport Organizer ESPN Winter X Games
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